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2016 united way days of caring volunteer team uiw


A huge thanks to the volunteer group representing UIW during the United Way Days of Caring Friday, Sept. 30. Our group assisted the San Antonio Food Bank.


Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday - Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at (210) 829-3131 or

UIW Recalls Its Heritage and Mission
Training nurses for Santa Rosa Hospital and teachers for their schools eventually led the Incarnate Word Sisters to establish a Catholic high school and college open to young women from South Texas and Mexico.

Taizé Prayer Service
The community is invited to participate in a service of contemplative worship in the tradition of Taizé beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in St. Joseph's Chapel at The Village at Incarnate Word. We will join with our retired citizens to pray for peace and reconciliation in the world. For info, contact (210) 829-3128 or

4th Annual Interfaith Conference
The UIW Interfaith Council and Student Interfaith Association will host the 4th Annual Regional Interfaith Conference from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at the Oblate School of Theology, Tymen Hall, (285 Oblate Drive, 78216). The theme for the conference is Revisiting to Revisioning the Color of Justice: The Effects of Race & Religion. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for non-students. For info, contact Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or


The Day Room
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The Day Room in the Cheever Theatre. Robert Ball directs The Day Room with scenery designer by Christopher McCollum, costumes designed by Margaret Mitchell and lighting designed by Justin Bennett. Ticket prices are: adults: $12, seniors: $9, non-UIW student: $8, groups (10 or more): $7, UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge with their valid UIW ID.

Show times are:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

For info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or

UIW Bookstore presents Touchdown Tuesday
The UIW Bookstore will be celebrating Touchdown Tuesday Oct. 11 and 25. On these Tuesdays, receive a discount between 5% and 20% based on the Cardinals score the previous Saturday. For info, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or

Cardinals Football vs. Sam Houston State Alumni & Parent Tailgate
Join the Alumni & Parent Association for the third tailgate of the season at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Red Zone in front of the Barshop Natatorium. Entry is only $5 per person and includes food and beverage (while supplies last). To register, please visit this link or call Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899.

Bomba Latina Festival
The Institute of World Cultures and Campus Engagement is hosting the Bomba Latina Festival from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this event introduces the community to Latin dance and music. This event will have live mariachi music, free food and drinks, as well as free salsa and tango dancing lessons. For info, contact (210) 805-5820 or

Cardinal Cocktail Showdown
Become a judge for the first official signature cocktail for UIW. The Cardinal Cocktail Showdown will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Wyndham Garden River Walk (103 9th Street, 78215). There is a $5 fee for this event. Taste different cocktails at various stations and submit your vote for your favorite. Light appetizers will be served until 8 p.m. RSVP at this link or call (210) 805-3595.

45th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies
The CHASS, Department of History and Asian Studies Program are hosting the 45th Southwest Conference on Asian Studies in the Bonilla Science Hall and ICC Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15. The two-day conference will be attended by participants from universities and colleges around the U.S., Canada, India, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Bhutan. For info, contact Dr. Lopita Nath at (210) 832-2187 or

Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio will perform in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Concert Hall. Please visit for ticket prices and information.

Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library presents Farhad's Film Series from 2 - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. This month's film is 2014's A Midsummer Night's Dream. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or

Poetry Slam Auditions
The annual Arts & Music Festival is planning another poetry slam as part of the festival. UIW employees, alumni and students are eligible to participate. Auditions will be held from 6 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Contact Emerald Walsh at to secure your audition time.

Campus Activities Board presents Cardinal Wars
The Campus Activities Board presents a galactic-themed event with laser tag, jousting, snacks and more from 6 - 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Barshop Natatorium Parking Lot. For info, contact Thao Nguyen at (832) 531-5143 or

Employee Campaign Finale Party - Save the Date
Celebrate the end of another successful employee campaign from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20. More details will be released soon. For info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or

Francisco, Obispo de Roma: La Revolución de la Misericordia/Francis, Bishop of Rome: The Revolution of Mercy
UIW has jointly partnered with OLLU for a Spanish lecture presented by distinguished scholar Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck of Loyola Marymount University from 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School of Theology (285 Oblate Drive, 78216). For info, contact Horacio Vela at (210) 829-3803 or

Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre
Join the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations Thursday, Oct. 27, for happy hour at 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Palm Restaurant (223 East Houston Street, 78205) followed by Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre (224 East Houston Street, 78205). Valet is available. Seat locations are balcony, rows MM, NN and PP. Ticket prices are discounted at $27 per seat. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here. For info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or

Homecoming Registration Now Open
All Alumni & Parent Association Homecoming 2016 events are open for registration. Visit to RSVP for events like the annual Trunk-or-Treat, Memorial Mass or new events like the Greek Alumni Network Tailgate, Champagne Brunch and more. Registration for all Homecoming events will close on Friday, Oct. 28. For info regarding Homecoming, please contact Mercedes Moreno or Gaby Gonzales in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (210) 829-6014.

Department News

2016 wanita mercer dissertation defense

Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Noah Kasraie, associate professor of education, Dr. Vess Johnson, associate professor of management information systems, Wanita Mercer, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Sharon Herbers, associate professor of education, at Wanita Mercer's dissertation defense Monday, Oct. 3.

Mindfulness Groups
The Office of Counseling Services is offering a free mindfulness group from 12 - 12:45 p.m., each Friday through Oct. 28, in the Administration Building, Room 422. Attendees will learn about the benefits of mindfulness, and each week a new technique will be practiced. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and experience what it is like to be aware of the present moment. For info, contact Dr. Christopher Leeth at (210) 829-3127 or

Alpha Lounge Tuesdays
Alpha: First Generation Student Success would like to open the doors of Alpha Lounge again between 1 - 4 p.m. every Tuesday to students who would like to meet with their Alpha faculty or peer mentor, have questions or just do some work and hang out. Alpha Lounge will take place in the Mabee Library staff lounge on the second floor next to the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or

Dolores De Crecimiento Exhibit
The UIW Department of Art presents the Dolores De Crecimiento exhibit. Artists Lisette Chavez and Coco Rico will exhibit their art works in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center from Friday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Nov. 4. A closing reception will be held in the lobby of the Kelso Art Center from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

The Office of Research Development Announces New Ethics Review Manager System
The Office of Research Development is proud to announce implementation of the new Ethics Review Manager web based management system for applications to the UIW Institutional Review Board (IRB). We will be offering a brown bag training session on the new IRB online system from 12 - 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Click here to RSVP.

Roy Rodriguez Dissertation Defense
Roy Rodriguez will hold a public defense of his dissertation at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of Roy's dissertation is "Civic Engagement and Service Learning for Medical Students: A Phenomenological Study of Transformation." The chair of his dissertation committee is Dr. Noah Kasraie. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

Steven Sill Dissertation Defense
Steven Sill will host a public defense of his dissertation at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Gorman Building, Room 120 (Henderson International Conference Room). The title of Steven's dissertation is "Evaluating a Chaplain Corps Change Initiative: Examining the Relationship between Change Beliefs and Job Satisfaction." The co-chairs of his dissertation committee are Drs. Norman St. Clair and Mark Teachout. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

Fall DASH Training Sessions
The Office of Institutional Research has several DASH training opportunities this Fall 2016 semester in the Mabee Library, Room 230. These sessions are open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH but haven't had DASH training. We will cover navigation, the functionalities of the system, as well as show you a report or two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH. To register, click here. For questions, please contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or

  • 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11
  • 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16

Flipping with Video
The Department of Instructional Technology invites you to the two-day video seminar Flipping with Video on Oct. 13 and 14. The session will take place in the Mabee Library, Room 230, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day. Coffee and snacks will be provided.This seminar will focus on tools that will help you to incorporate video into any Blackboard course or organization. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Korean Culture - Kimchi Lesson & Lecture
Explore Korean food culture and history from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the ICC Board Room 1. Learn how to make authentic Korean kimchi step by step from a special guest. For info, contact Suyuan Yi at (210) 805-5820 or

Ara Koh Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents Ara Koh's recital at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or


Cardinals Madness
Fans of the men and women's basketball teams are invited to the 2016-17 season opening party at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the McDermott Convocation Center. The event is open to all members of the public and admission is free.Each of the players and coaches for the men and women's basketball team will be on hand to mingle with fans before the teams take the floor. For info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or

UIW Football Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:

Oct. 8: Football vs. Sam Houston State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 29: Football vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m.

UIW Soccer Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:

Oct. 7: Women's Soccer vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8: Men's Soccer vs. UNLV, 12 p.m.
Oct. 14: Women's Soccer vs. McNeese State, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16: Women's Soccer vs. Lamar, 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: Men's Soccer vs. Seattle, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Women's Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.

UIW Synchronized Swimming Schedule for October in the Barshop Natatorium:

Oct. 22: Synchronized Swimming, 2 p.m.

UIW Volleyball Schedule for October at McDermott Convocation Center:

Oct. 8: Women's Volleyball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 11 a.m.
Oct. 13: Women's Volleyball vs. Lamar, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15: Women's Volleyball vs. Houston Baptist, 11 a.m.
Oct. 25: Women's Volleyball vs. UTRGV, 7 p.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.

Community News

2016 blessing of the animals sr. martha ann kirk, ccvi

Pictured above is Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, blessing a pet Monday, Oct. 3, at the Headwaters Sanctuary in honor of the St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation.


2016 national night out photo uiw police department

Pictured above is the UIW Police Department at the annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Oct. 4. Members of the community came out for an evening of food, music, games and activities as well as to learn about campus safety, healthy living, prevention of sexual assault, and drug and alcohol awareness.


2016 garden talk

Dr. Ric Peigler, professor of biology, is pictured above speaking to students at Garden Talk Wednesday, Oct. 5. Dr. Peigler spoke about beneficial insects as well as pest species, how to incorporate pollinator plants to attract beneficial insects and ended with a live lady bug release.

UIW Dining Satisfaction Survey Available
UIW Dining Satisfaction has launched a survey and will be available until Thursday, Oct. 20. For info, contact (210) 805-3563.

Flu Shots Available at Health Services Clinic
Flu shots are available to students, faculty and staff in the Health Services Clinic from Monday, Oct. 10, through Monday, Nov. 14, during the height of flu season. The clinic is located on the ground level of the Agnese/Sosa parking garage. The entrance to the facility is behind the Sr. Charles Marie Frank Nursing Building. For info, contact (210) 829-6017.

Register to Vote - Your Vote Matters
As our nation enters one of the biggest and busiest political seasons in years, don't forget to register to vote. Texas law designates all public libraries in the state as official voter registration sites. All public libraries have voter registration applications on-hand in a specially designated table-top station easily visible and accessible to the public.

ECCL Assists in Voting Registration
The ECCL will have voting registration tables every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the AT&T Circle until Oct. 11. A mock vote will take place at the closing of Hispanic Heritage Month in Cardinals Courtyard. They will be offering transportation to and from a Bexar County Early Voting Location. Transportation will be offered every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2. Faculty, staff and students can sign up at this link. For info, contact (210) 283-6423 or

Make Your Mark on the Cardinal Walk of Pride
The UIW community is welcome to "make their mark" on the new Cardinal Walk of Pride sidewalk that will be located in front of the Student Engagement Center. You can purchase a personalized engraved brick (4"x8") or paver (12"x12") for placement in the sidewalk. Demonstrate your support of our students and your commitment to educational excellence at UIW. Prices for the pavers and bricks are located on this form. For info, contact Alex Castaneda at (210) 829-6071 or

Faculty Focus

International Student Internship & Career Pathways Workshop
International Student and Scholar Services invites faculty and staff who support, teach and advise international students to this workshop at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, in the AT&T Board Room in the ICC. The International Student & Scholar Services staff explore immigration restrictions and how it can affect your classroom. For info and to RSVP, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or

UIW Faculty Reception
UIW faculty and companions are invited to enjoy a performance of The Day Room with our award-winning Theatre Department at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, preceded by a 7 p.m. reception in the Kelso Fine Arts Galleries. Ticket reservations are at (210) 829-3800 or 829-3810. Reception RSVP with

Technology Thursdays: Grade Center Session 1
Instructional Technology is hosting a Grade Center session from 6 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, online through the Zoom interface. Register here: Please note that registration for all sessions ends 24 hours prior to the session's start time. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Text My Students? Are You Serious?
Dr. Lucretia Fraga is presenting a lecture to faculty in the AdministrationBuilding, Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, with lunch provided, and 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, with lunch provided. Participants will learn to use a variety of apps and explore additional ways that they can strengthen communication with students. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Blackboard User's Group Meeting - Rubrics
Do you use rubrics as a grading tool? Would you like to learn more about rubrics? Come by at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, to the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, and learn how to create and edit a rubric in Blackboard. We will also demonstrate some of the rubrics available in the UIW Course Shell. This session is open to UIW faculty. Register here. For info, contact (210) 829-3920 or

Technology Thursdays: Grade Center Session 2
Part 2 of Instructional Technology's Grade Center session will focus on how to create and manage categories, and create a weighted column. Have your syllabus close by, as you will need to reference your grading policy. The session is from 6 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, online through the Zoom interface. Register here. Please note that registration for all sessions ends 24 hours prior to the session's start time. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Blackboard User's Group Meeting - Groups
Faculty can create groups as a collaborative learning tool. If you assign group projects as part of your course curriculum, then this is the workshop for you. Join Instructional Technology at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, as they explain the group life-cycle, describe how to build groups, and manage both tools and content within each group. Register here. For info, contact (210) 829-3920 or

For Your Student

Budget Assistance with the Office of Financial Assistance
Join the Office of Financial Assistance to find about budgeting tips, apps to help track and save money, and also speak with SALT student ambassadors about mastering your money from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Cardinals Courtyard. For info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or

Brainpower Connection

Incarnate Word High School Fall Open House
The Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about IWHS. They will have the opportunity to tour the campus, talk with faculty from each department and learn more about some of our organizations. The open house is from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Incarnate Word High School's campus. For info, contact Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123 or

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Third Friday Birding
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Anyone fascinated by the sounds of birds is welcome. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12 people. To register and for info, contact

A Guided Celtic Walk to Thin Places in The Headwaters
Join the Headwaters at Incarnate Word for a guided Celtic walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary from 9 - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The Celtic tradition has always honored "thin places" as places where heaven and earth were closely connected. This walk will offer quiet meditations that will reflect the Celtic vision that enables us to see "thin places" of healing and mystery right before our eyes. Religious Studies Professor Sylvia Maddox will lead the retreat. She is the co-author of "Praying with The Celtic Saints." This program is limited to 14. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or


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